Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rocks From Mars Selling At 10 Times The Price Of Gold

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This is only the fifth time in history scientists have chemically confirmed Martian meteorites that people witnessed falling. The fireball was spotted in the sky six months ago, but the rocks weren't discovered on the ground in North Africa until the end of December.

The new samples were scooped up by dealers from those who found them. Even before the official certification, scientists at NASA, museums and universities scrambled to buy or trade these meteorites.
"It's incredibly fresh. It's highly valuable for that reason," said Carl Agee, director of the Institute of Meteoritics and curator at the University of New Mexico. "This is a beauty. It's gorgeous."

Meteorite dealer Darryl Pitt said he is charging $11,000 to $22,500 an ounce and has sold most of his supply already. At that price, the Martian rock costs about 10 times as much as gold.

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A rock for 10 times the price of gold - I really don't see the point. Does anyone else? Clearly the ones who are shelling out the cash DO see the point.

They don't have a cure for cancer. Forget the cure, they still can't be sure what actually causes the abnormal cell behaviour! They are still working on a confirmed cure for the common cold. There is now a confirmed TB strain that is resistant to drugs. We still don't know how George Bush Jr. continues to survive without a working brain. Add to that - shit loads of other unsolved mysteries of this miserable world – but here they are going gaga over wanting to 'research' the rocks from Mars.

And they say I have my priorities messed up.. Ha!

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